Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) is an independent statutory body, established by the Pharmacy Act 2007.

It is charged with, and is accountable for, the effective regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland, including responsibility for supervising compliance with the Act.

The PSI regulates the professional practice of approximately 5,645 pharmacists, 423 pharmaceutical assistants and 1,880 pharmacies. The main role of the PSI includes:

  • statutory registration of pharmacists and pharmacies;
  • ensuring that all pharmacists undertake mandatory continuing professional development (CPD);
  • setting of standards for pharmacy education and training;
  • accreditation of educational programmes for the pharmacy profession at different levels;
  • quality assurance of standards, and the development of pharmacy practice;
  • inspection and enforcement, including the taking of prosecutions;
  • handling complaints and disciplinary matters, including the imposition of sanctions.

Current PSI Council Membership